Dengue alert! Why is October a vulnerable month? what should we do

Delhi: It’s time to put on mosquito repellents and shields. Many states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar are witnessing a sudden increase in dengue fever cases for the past couple of days. According to government data, dengue fever cases have increased dramatically in recent years. This year, a considerable number of dengue fever cases have been reported in Delhi and many cities in Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, UP has so far recorded over 2,200 dengue fever cases, with the state capital Lucknow reporting over 300 cases.Also Read – Congressional Presidential Polls Tomorrow; Shashi Tharoor OR Mallikarjun Kharge? Results Wednesday

Similarly, Delhi has also recorded nearly 1,000 cases. The central government intervenes whenever there is a sudden increase in dengue cases. Reports indicate that a six-member team was very recently dispatched to Uttar Pradesh by the Union Ministry of Health to work with state authorities in taking public health measures for the management dengue fever in Firozabad, Agra and Etawah districts. Also Read – Delhi Air Pollution: Nation’s Capital Wakes Up To Clear Skies But Poor AQI Ahead Of Festivities | Details inside

DENGUE FUE CASES ON THE RISE: WHY IS OCTOBER THE VULNERABLE MONTH?

Officials said October could be the most vulnerable time for the spread of dengue fever in Delhi and recent rains have only added to the woes. Recently, the Delhi government has asked hospitals to set aside 10-15% of beds for patients with vector-borne diseases. Also Read – COVID cases surge in Delhi ahead of Diwali; The positivity rate increases by more than 2%

The National Vector Borne Disease Control Center (NCVBDC) is the nodal agency under the National Health Mission for the Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases (including Dengue) in the country issued several notices to states and union territories, such as ensuring the availability of drugs, diagnostics, insecticides, equipment, and to fill vacancies for entomologists. In addition, training was provided to doctors on case management and to entomologists on integrated vector control at central and state level.

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF DENGUE FUE

  • high fever
  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • vomiting
  • Itchy skin or rash
  • Severe body ache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Pain in stomach, eyes,
  • Fatigue
  • Hustle

DENGUE PRECAUTIONS

  • Avoid wearing short sleeves or shorts in the morning or evening when venturing outdoors. It is easy for them to contract the disease.
  • Prevent water buildup in homes in tires, buckets and coolers. The dengue mosquito breeds in standing water and can easily infect people. The water should be emptied daily so that the mosquito does not breed.
  • You have to be very careful that the monsoon is the season when dengue fever cases increase. Prevention is better than cure for this virus.
  • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent mosquitoes from entering homes and also keep your environment clean.